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1 minute ago, Xherman1964 said:

 

WOOF's troops are adjusting!!!

 

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Seriously herman, you need to start making some modified wolves like this! Modify and paint them!

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Just now, ub3r_n3rd said:

Seriously herman, you need to start making some modified wolves like this! Modify and paint them!

 

So much to do!!!

 

It could be fun, how about WOOF's Air Force ? ( W.A.F.)

 

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2 minutes ago, Xherman1964 said:

 

So much to do!!!

 

It could be fun, how about WOOF's Air Force ? ( W.A.F.)

 

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I did "Squeakers" for one of my D&D friends a while back - 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Xherman1964 said:

Squeakers looks great!

Thank you kindly, it was a fun conversion. I should do more winged creature conversions and whatnot. So easy to do things like that with Bones figures as everyone knows. I'm taking one of the bones conversion classes at reapercon this year because I hear they are so fun and I love to do that kind of stuff on my own as well.

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18 minutes ago, Xherman1964 said:

 

I thought I smelled BBQ just before we hit the water!

Better swim for shore now...these waters aren't safe!

They're infested with Nuclear Krill!!!!

 

 

 

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That ... is not cute krill. ::o:  Where are the big cute eyes?

 

13 minutes ago, Xherman1964 said:

 

WOOF's troops are adjusting!!!

 

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Ha ha! Personal reasons to love this one!

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

Thank you kindly, it was a fun conversion. I should do more winged creature conversions and whatnot. So easy to do things like that with Bones figures as everyone knows. I'm taking one of the bones conversion classes at reapercon this year because I hear they are so fun and I love to do that kind of stuff on my own as well.

 

I've seen some awesome conversions with Bones.

Actually, for my Lost World Project I need to represent the Spider Demoness, and I didn't like the one I have.

I will convert Caridrith, now I'm searching for a good torso.

Maybe I will use one of the Hasslefree resin 40mm girls I have.

 

3 minutes ago, Pingo said:

 

That ... is not cute krill. ::o:  Where are the big cute eyes?

 

 

Ha ha! Personal reasons to love this one!

 

 

 

 

 

Every family has it black sheep , so to speak...

 

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Got a little painting done. A set of eyes and a partial base coat on a second mini. I fought with the eyes for quite a while but eventually got something okay enough. Now it's time for lunch then possibly a nap then more painting.

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Say, if I were to wish to suggest to someone official that Reaper-sourced chess sets might be a fun theme for one of next year's competitions, where and to whom ought I to suggest it?

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2 minutes ago, Pingo said:

Say, if I were to wish to suggest to someone official that Reaper-sourced chess sets might be a fun theme for one of next year's competitions, where and to whom ought I to suggest it?

@SamuraiJack maybe?

He starts most challenges I believe.

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3 hours ago, Pingo said:

Oooooops ...

 

A religious proselytizer just came a-knocking.  I emerged from my studio to hear my husband expounding on theology at the front door.

 

It's "experimenter bias" now, and theories of communication.

 

My husband appears to be in a cheerfully merciless mood ... ::P:

 

 

I applaud your husband's vicious assault 

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17 minutes ago, Pingo said:

Say, if I were to wish to suggest to someone official that Reaper-sourced chess sets might be a fun theme for one of next year's competitions, where and to whom ought I to suggest it?

 

Adventurers vs dragons. Orcs. Lizardmen. Undead.

 

Mousling chess set. Iddy biddy mouses dressed up with castle hats and pope hats and crowns and helmets with tiny wooden swords!

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10 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

A Harry Potter-themed name for the spider?

Isn't that animal cruelty?

 

In a few years a lot of kids are going to grow up into adults, and one day they'll wake up and remember that they used to run around, waving a twig and shouting mock-latin, and looking like utter []  doing it.  

Then they'll quietly bring all their books to a used-books store, or to the paper recycler because the bookstore is already full of the darn books, toss their posters and delete the horrid fanfics they wrote. 

 

That can't happen soon enough...  

 

I was going to do this with Star Wars and Star Trek, but Guindyloo beat me to it with RPGs. Oh, and rock and roll music, and rap, and heavy metal, and bubblegum pop, and, well, just about everything that anyone ever disliked.

 

7 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

Please don't destroy my dream....

 

Not only are the books bland fantasy at best, but the media hype behind them is causing problems for serious fantasy in bookstores. 

I've found Terry Goodkind and other 'more grown up' books in the childrens/young teens section of bookstores because 'It's fantasy, it must be a children's book'.  (No, people who work in bookstores doesn't have the time to read every book there. )

 

 

The "it's fantasy, it must be for kids" mindset was around well before Harry Potter. Heck, there's even a TV Tropes page about it, though it primarily focuses on Sci-Fi and lumps Fantasy in as well(just like a bookstore Fantasy & Sci-Fi section!) during the writeup.  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScifiGhetto

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7 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

Please don't destroy my dream....

 

Not only are the books bland fantasy at best, but the media hype behind them is causing problems for serious fantasy in bookstores. 

I've found Terry Goodkind and other 'more grown up' books in the childrens/young teens section of bookstores because 'It's fantasy, it must be a children's book'.  (No, people who work in bookstores doesn't have the time to read every book there. )

 

 

3 minutes ago, Unruly said:

The "it's fantasy, it must be for kids" mindset was around well before Harry Potter. Heck, there's even a TV Tropes page about it, though it primarily focuses on Sci-Fi and lumps Fantasy in as well(just like a bookstore Fantasy & Sci-Fi section!) during the writeup.  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScifiGhetto

 

On the subject of Terry Goodkind, who is one of my favorite fantasy authors, he has very adult themes in his books. They most definitely shouldn't be in the YA section or kids section IMHO. There's some very graphic violence, BDSM, rape, and other sexual situations. Really, it's up to the parents to look up books and read reviews on them and decide if they want their kids reading certain genres.

 

Perhaps books should have some kind of "rating system" put in place like movies? 

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3 hours ago, Xherman1964 said:

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One of the very few maps to ever grace a bestseller list. 

 

Yeah, I have it, Deaths Domain, The Disc...

I even have Nanny Ogg's Cookbook.

 

I'm aware that fantasy and Sci-fi often got placed in the wrong sections before, also, but after HP... yeah, no. 

A rating system would be welcome sometimes. 

Of course, it would be abused, but that will happen to any system.

 

Todays news from Norway;

Yet another German Tourist is in need of rescue in the mountains. He apparently didn't think to turn back when he saw the low cloud cover, just kept on heading up. 

I just wish they started billing these tourists for the helicopter hours...  

(We're still using ancient SeaKing helicopters. Not exactly the cheapest helicopter to fly... )

 

And tomorrow the Jaz festival starts. 

*Sigh*

 

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